The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival strives to bring an inclusive, innovative, and community-minded focus to a multi-day celebration of visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage, including the creation of contemporary works through historical processes. Featured guests range from emerging to established printmakers, publishers and writers, all embracing a spirit of independent creativity while remaining open to collaborative processes.
The festival’s 6th edition (June 7 – 11, 2017) presents three nights of music and two nights of literary readings. A series of artist/author talks, screen-printing jams and printmaking demonstrations richly fill the days between.
Workshops and daytime Festival events take place in the rarely accessed home of the Dawson Daily News, one of Dawson City’s early newspapers (printed from 1899 to 1954). Workshops, demonstrations and readings breathe new life into the formerly active space in our community.
Evening Festival events are in the historic ballroom at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).